Rose Bib shorts  £35.90

9/10

Great value and good quality for an entry level bibshort

Weight 174g   Contact  www.roseversand.com

by rob_simmonds   April 4, 2010  

Rose Bib Shorts worn

Rose might not be a household name here but they're a big name in Germany. Think of them as Viggle and it might make more sense. These Design bibshorts are their own-brand entry level shorts, priced at £35.90. That's about as cheap as bibs get but these don't go cheap on the design or the quality.

Made from fairly bog standard lycra these have six panel construction and a broad mesh bib. The lycra is the thin shiny stuff but don't fret, even stretched over my ample butt it's not see through. Fit is excellent, the bib straps are wide and very comfortable and the soft but basic pad sits nicely without sticking out front or back.

Where these really score is in the design. White panel stitching and red thigh panels make them stand out from the dull black crowd and they look much more expensive than the ridiculously modest price tag. As an added bonus the coloured panels flatter a chap's legs and at my age, I'm taking all the compliments I can get. I don't know how many years use you'd get from these before they succumb to the dreaded lycra sag but for this price, who's complaining?

If you're after a top quality entry level bib-short, these are about as good as it gets.

Also available in black and blue, black and orange, black and silver, black and white, and black and yellow. Sizes range from XS through to XXXL.

Verdict

Great value and good quality for an entry level bibshort.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Rose Bib shorts

Size tested: L

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
10/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 5\' 8  Weight: er....86kg

I usually ride: GT Rave - singlespeed conversion  My best bike is: Guess SC1 scandium

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed,

1 user comments

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These look fantastic for the money Smile

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1343 posts]
5th April 2010 - 16:54

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